Northport, Harborfields School Districts to Consider Future of Buildings

Two school districts will consider next week what to do with some of their buildings, with one eyeing a sale, and the other examining repair and modernization.

A real estate agency will present information about the sale or lease of three school buildings at the Northport school board meeting on Sept. 21.

Declining enrollment, with the loss of approximately 1,600 students over the 10 years, was a major factor that led the district to shutter Bellerose and Dickinson Avenue Elementary Schools and the William J. Brosnan School. The Brosnan building also houses the district’s administration offices.

Bellerose sits on 15.8 acres, with 60,400-square-foot building, while Dickinson has a 55,080-square-foot building on 12 acres. Brosnan has a 117,800-square-foot building on 14.8 acres.

The board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

In Harborfields, district officials are soliciting public input into infrastructure and building needs, with the possibility of scheduling a bond referendum vote later this year. The district has scheduled two forums, on Sept. 20 and Oct. 18, both at 6:45 p.m., at Oldfields Middle School. The meeting is open to all Harborfields district residents.

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